Five minutes from the Las Vegas Strip a mile away from the buffets there’s a diverse world of food to explore. Workers in large numbers from all over the globe come to Las Vegas to work in the casinos. With them they’ve brought their grocery stores, restaurants and food festivals. Hundreds of strip plazas around Las Vegas are dotted with small family owned shops and restaurants that feature food from everywhere, from Southeast Asia to Ireland to Utah (stay tuned for the Utah Jell-o post). Some nationalities are represented by communities so large it’s entirely possible to live a life entirely without speaking English.
Our first stop on the Vegas food tour bus will be Chinatown located just one mile west of the Strip on Spring Mountain and is central for a variety of Asian cuisines. Countless restaurants, noodle shops, herbal medicine shops, banks, travel agencies, immigration lawyers and the largest supermarket catering to all things Asian, 99 Ranch Market are located in this area.